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Is your iPhone slowing down? How to tell if your phone really got the problem? 

11, Jan 2018


As recently Apple admitted to slowing down its iOS operating system as they get older and the batteries deteriorate, does it means that the company is trying to trick users into purchasing new iPhone models?

However, in the statement to The Verge, Apple said: "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. "

So, how to tell if your Apple is slowing down?

1. Check the battery health

As we all know the more you use the batteries, the less effective it will become. 

Try to download the app Battery Life Doctor from App Store. This app will allow you to check your battery performance. 

2. Affected models

If you are an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, your iOS is likely affected by the iOS 10.2.1 update. If you are iPhone 7 user, you will most likely affect with the iOS 11.2 update.

To check, go to Settings > General > About.

3. Check the speed of main chip

Download the app Lirum Device Info Lite to get information about the speed of your phone's main chip. 

In the app, tap the options button on the top left, This Device > CPU > and check the CPU Actual Clock against the CPU Maximum Clock.

If your iPhone is slowing down, try to back up your data frequently and use the lower power mode. This will be able to help. 

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